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tv   KRON 4 News at 11  KRON  August 23, 2010 10:00pm-10:30pm PST

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hot, hot heat in the bay area. >> pretty hot. >> and it's getting hotter. tonight we will find out why today's heat seems out of the blue and we will look at the dangers. first tonight, people want to know what records we broke? >> we broke two records. one in mountain view and one in san francisco. it's going to be hotter than this tomorrow. temperatures in the 90s today. 78 in pacif cu. nearly in the triple digits in santa rosa.
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and it's going get warmer as we head into tomorrow. tomorrow at a glance, dry out there now and no sea breeze winds. starting the day on the mild side with temperatures into the 60s. by noon many places running in the 90s. heat advisory in effect, we will talk about that in a bit. the high heat created fire danger in the bay area. it led to a 70-acre fire. the area near bay point is one lane open as the crews continue to mop up. kron 4's jonathan has more on the quick response. >> reporter: it's a phrase we haven't heard a lot, grass fire. the first hot day in weeks, that's exactly what happened.
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firefighters were able to contain the blaze. they >> we have been mild up to now, if you look at the fire history in california, some of the most devastating fires happen in october. >> reporter: they wanted to make sure they fire didn't become a devastating one. helicopters and bulldozers staged the initial attack and more than 90 firefighters what the fire out. >> the brush and grass is dry this time a year. out here there is a lot of grass and rolling hills. >> reporter: these cell phone towers were threatened. the strong winds can push a fire like this directly towards neighborhoods. they fought fires in this same spot before.
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>> same california weather, getting warmer and drier. >> reporter: this fire reached 70 acres. jonathan blige kron 4 news. in the south bay crews are keeping on eye on the dry conditions along 5. this is in morgan hill. all stations in that area are staffed at peak seasonal levels. tomorrow will be another spare the air day. officials want you to stay out of your car if possible. brown ugly air chose up on hot days with little wind and the main ingredient is car exhaust. this time the east bay and the south bay getting the worst of the pollution. as far as the air goes this has
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been a relatively healthy summer. >> we have had a good run of air quality this summer. and we are expecting unhealthy air quality today and tomorrow. >> how unusual is this? >> very unusual. by this time a year we have had 10 and we have had two now. >> it's not a good idea to be outside doing exercise in the heat of the day. you should work out early in the morning or after the sun goes down. as we said, the summer up to this point has been unseasonably cool and that's why wine makers started picking grapes this morning. usually they start in early august. expert are protecting the late grape picking will produce a
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better quality wine. if you want to check the temperature in your area, log on to we have a video forecast as well as bay area temperatures there. the sheriffmous department ruled the death of a sky diver an accident. kron 4's jeff tells us what happened. >> reporter: started here. a man went sky diving sunday afternoon. the plane took off and when he jumped out that was the lat time he was seen alive. the sheriff's department sent deputies to investigate and they found the man's car and his belongings in it. cph sent a helicopter to find him. his body was found a half mile away. his shoot did not deploy.
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the owner of bay area sky diving didn't want to go on camera. the owner knew the man for several years. it is unclear if the man was sky diving alone. the sky diving facility doesn't have anyone on the ground to make sure they make it down safely. they are not releasing the man's name. new at 11:00, a group plans to ignore a judge's ruling on stem cell research. the lindsay lohan case may take an odd turn and the giants take on another top national league team. these stories are still ahead on kron 4 news. but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage,
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get kick. half a billion eggs distributed to 17 states, a thousand people sickened by salmonella. the fda said it is investigating 7 farms to find the cause. >> could have been environmental exposures, infections of the hens or feed or some combination. the important thing is we know that these eggs are the source of contaminated products. >> the iowa farms at the center of the recall, including wright county egg are under scrutny. >> these farms were not operating with the standards of practice that we consider responsible and it's very important that those practices
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be cleaned up. >> they issued a statement sunday saying when issues have been raised about our farms we have addressed them. another farm, hillandale farms of iowa is also the source of 170 million recalled eggs. they say it is devastated by possibly making people sick and they never had a recall in its history. investigators are looking into links between these two companies. a heat advisory in effect for most of the bay area tomorrow. expecting triple digits in many locations. will you be in it? i will have an answer in 3 minutes.
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the lawyers for philip
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garrido say they will try to get him declared unstable. the lawyers say the mental health issue came up on friday. meanwhile this thursday will mark one year since jaycee dugard was discovered. kron 4's christine describes how the parole system changed. >> they are nonintensifying property of sex offenders. in the 10 years they super vised him they never noticed this secrete backyard compound. then the gps monitoring. agents ignored information from the bracelet. you see a map here that shows
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he spent more time in his backyard than his house. now there is a task force that reviewed monitoring. there is also a new policy mandating agents speak with friends and neighbors, something that was never done in this case. new legislation also led to a change in the department of correction superviz model. the legislation allows low level offenders to be placed on unsuper vised parole. this allows agents to focus on high risk offenders. more agents are being hired, 440 by this time next year. agents and super visors are also getting more training.
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was it hot out there today? temperatures continue to be on the warm side. many places in the 70s. 79 in san rafael. this is warm for this time of the night. and it will stay warm. heat advisory for most of the bay area. lower elevations of the bay area all included because tomorrow is going to be warmer than today. temperatures top 100 degrees in many locations. 80s at the coast and 90s around the bay shores. 7:00 in the morning all that yellow, temperatures in the 70s. keeping it mild over night and warming up quickly. noon, all this red, all temperatures in the 90s.
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already climbing into the 90s by noon. 3:00, topping triple digits. scorcher out there tomorrow. 101 in santa rosa. 100 in napa. inland 100. 106 in antioch. long the coast, 78 in half moon bay. 88 in san francisco. this is the last day of the hot temperatures for the coast lines. we will get the sea breeze back tomorrow. inland spots cool thursday into friday and especially into the weekend. another drastic change to the cooler side with temperatures running 15 degrees below average. the east coast has been sizzling all summer long and now they are getting a break from the heat. as you can see, not the break most people welcome. look at all the flooding going
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on. rain fall there left 5 feet of water in the streets of one town. as heather explains, in the south the mercury keeps climbing too. >> this shows where the temperatures reached the 90s today. the farther south you go, the hotter it got. red is 100 degrees. most of texas baked in 105 degrees. in the central part of the state, hotter. the national weather service issued extensive heat advisory for arizona, texas and baton rouge, louisiana. temperatures are expected to reach 115 degrees tomorrow. also making news a judge in washington blocked the expension of stem cell research. the ban is in place while a group argues against it in court. the group said the new guidelines violate a law that
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bars the use of federal money to destroy. the california institute for medicine is a voter created group which distributes stem cell research money independent of the federal government. look at this video. a police camcaptures this car as it loses control. hits an overpass, shatters into three big pieces. the driver was plug outward. he is recovering and expected to be okay. the witnesses say he was passing cars above 100 miles per hour before he lost control. the attorneys in the lindsay lohan case are expected back in court on wednesday. a court spokesperson made the
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announcement today. lindsay lohan is serving time in rehab. she spent 14 days in jail before heading to rehab. tom brady said he hates the new york jets. hear what the jets coach had to say about what brady said. that's coming up next. the giants got 11 run tonight against the reds. vern has highlights and all the sports. he is coming up next. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. where are the giants -- why are the giants 28-33 at home? first they were busy acquiring
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cody from the marlins. even he got a hit. dusty baker running the reds. reds juan 8-9. huff took them deep. huge first inning for the giants. probably one of the best innings they have had this season. huff 3-4, they batted around in the first. here is freddy sanchez. one of his four hit for the afternoon. 4-5. 2 rbis. average .270. it was 5-0, 39 pitches and dusty seen enough. got him out of the game. bottom of the third. torres connects with his 13th homer for the season. two run shot. man won his 10th game. 11-2 the final.
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san francisco tied with st. louis, one back in the wild car. they trail the san diego padres. stephen strasburg back on the dl. making rorookie of the year discussion stronger in buster posey strunger. the a's were off tonight. they are chasing the rangers. harden had a no hitter with 6 strikeouts through 6 innings. he walked 5. manager pulled him with two outs in the 7th. they continue on with the combined no-no into the 9th. one out left and joe gets through. the rangers take care of
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business, beating minnesota 4- 0. lead the a's by 8-1/2 games. chad can't catch a break. missed most of last year recovering from a broken foot, now may need surgery on his knee. coach tom said he is unsure whether he will be ready for the regular season. arizona at tennessee. this is matt liner against vince young. they went head to head in college. washington, 27-yard catch. good enough to set up johnson. tightens win 24-10. just 14 seconds left in the show. enough time to say tiger woods
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